Taught course

Agriculture for Sustainable Development

Institution
University of Greenwich · Natural Resources Institute
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • An honours degree (at least 2.2 or above)
  • OR an equivalent professional qualification in an appropriate subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in agriculture and sustainable development in the private sector, research, NGO or government communities. It provides a firm grounding in research methods applicable to the study of sustainable agriculture and the intellectual tools for understanding sustainable agriculture systems. The courses combine theoretical approaches and empirically based learning from case studies of real projects and agricultural scenarios.

Many of NRI's academics are research active. Teaching will focus on case studies from NRI's corporate experience. You will look at how research into agricultural issues, both in the natural and social sciences, can be translated into knowledge and products that have real impact on increasing the effectiveness of agriculture in enhancing livelihoods for all stakeholders. The potential role of agricultural innovations, both in technology, including biotechnology, knowledge systems, extension services and institutional partnerships in promoting development are also a strong theme in courses.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To understand modern agricultural systems and the associated technologies of production together with their potential impacts on agriculture and livelihoods
  • To understand the social, institutional and economic context within which agriculture operates
  • To understand modern agriculture and its role in sustainable development.

Information for international students

Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
courseinfo@gre.ac.uk
Phone
020 8331 9000